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  1. Mark Thompson liked RailWest's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    I note from reading the PPC's Minutes:- "...Statements were given by members of the public starting with a representative from the L&BR who spoke about the benefits to the area, the environmental statement, together with the minimal amount of...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  2. Mark Thompson liked Michael B's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    David Tooke manning the entry at Killington Lane late afternoon on Sunday gave that impression when we left. But a problem taking card money presumably because of the internet connection didn't help on the Saturday. Great idea to hire a...

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:41 AM
  3. Mark Thompson liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    What is lovely is to see Two trains on the L&B hauled by L&B locomotives. Well Done to all concerned - was it a successful gala in terms of numbers/finances?

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:39 AM
  4. Mark Thompson liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Yes, 949 is very close to being finished AFAIK - definitely further ahead than 328. But I didn’t do a complete tour of the C&W, just poked my head in, and 949 wasn’t visible - think it is in the paint shop, or was last time I saw it. Tom

    Sep 26, 2022 at 6:45 PM
  5. Mark Thompson replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Yes, Howard, very much so. It is fully glazed, the doors are all on, and the carriage itself is in the first topcoats. The doors themselves are a little further behind, in undercoat, but the carriage is essentially complete. The most recent...

    Sep 26, 2022 at 6:39 PM
  6. Mark Thompson liked A1X's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Well isn't 3687 a picture

    Sep 26, 2022 at 5:29 PM
  7. Mark Thompson liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    A couple of photos from the weekend - the Hastings restriction brake 3rd 3687, partially lined out; and “Betty”, the Billinton all-third No. 328. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Tom

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  8. Mark Thompson liked 30854's post in the thread GWSR Broadway Developments.

    We ought to recall that, even back in the "golden age" of railway construction, many (if not most) lines opened with a fair bit of work outstanding. On any operating public railway revenue is king ..... and however much we might like to pretend...

    Sep 26, 2022 at 1:28 PM
  9. Mark Thompson attached a file to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Stuart Nelhams posted this lovely picture on Facebook earlier, from the weekend's gala. It's about as evocative as it gets: [ATTACH]

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  10. Mark Thompson replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Shoes, mate- they gets through 'em something shocking, I can tell yer. I can order a full set, but they're on back order, right now. Supply chain issues, innit? They're having to ship em in from China, and you know what they're like, eh?

    Sep 24, 2022 at 6:35 PM
  11. Mark Thompson replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Ah gets it! Highland bling.

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:57 PM
  12. Mark Thompson liked Dunfanaghy Road's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Indian? What's with the Scottish star on the smokebox. :) Pat

    Sep 21, 2022 at 8:55 PM
  13. Mark Thompson replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Yay! beautiful! What's with the Indian- style star on the smokebox door?

    Sep 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM
  14. Mark Thompson liked Wagoniester's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Fenchurch has passed its steam test today according to the Facebook page. Hopefully not long before we see it running trains - just a touch too late for this weekend!

    Sep 21, 2022 at 7:15 PM
  15. Mark Thompson liked D1002's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Picture accompanying the Facebook announcement: [ATTACH]

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